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SRAM power link on fixed gear?(4 posts)

SRAM power link on fixed gear?LC
Jun 2, 2003 8:41 AM
Anyone ever have one come apart?
No problem...biknben
Jun 2, 2003 10:21 AM
To take it part you have to pinch the outer plates towards each other. I'm using the power links on all my bikes. You'll be fine.
Only once when I forgot to put on the clip ...Humma Hah
Jun 2, 2003 10:33 AM
... Never talk to a good-looking girl while coupling a chain and in a hurry. Don't try to swage any rivets on a der chain while doing that, either.

I'll trust a master link any day over a home-made swaged pin joint.
re: SRAM power link on fixed gear?eddie m
Jun 2, 2003 12:55 PM
A Powerlink will work fine. Derailer chains fail because the new ones are so narrow and because of the bending force that occurs when the chain engages two cogs during a shift. Chains rarely failed before 8 speed cassettes became common, and fixed gear chains should never fail if they are properly alighned are joined by a master link. KMC has a website that gives chain specs. I use a KMC 3/32" BMX chain that comes with an old fashioned 3 piece master link. It's the quietest chain I've ever had, and it was inexpensive.